PBS NewsHour Weekend
A summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to provide in-depth analysis. Each weekend broadcast contains original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Anchored by Hari Sreenivasan.
PBS NewsHour Weekend Previous Broadcasts
Rwandan Genocide (Episode #646H)
KQED 9: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
A new documentary looks at the difficulties of prosecuting mass rape in international courts
In 1994, Rwanda's Hutu-led government began a campaign of ethnic cleansing that left more than 800,000 people dead, mostly members of the minority Tutsi population. An estimated 250,000 women, men and children were also brutally assaulted during mass rapes, which led to the world's first prosecution of rape as a war crime. A new documentary, "The Uncondemned," which premiered in theaters last month, takes an in-depth look at the difficulties of prosecuting mass rape in international courts by reconstructing the landmark case in Rwanda that changed the game for prosecuting rape as an act of genocide. Ivette Feliciano spoke with the filmmaker about the case.
- KQED World: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
Cuban Trade (Episode #645H)
KQED 9: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
Are renewed diplomatic ties with the U.S. improving the country's economy?
In 2014, after a 5-decade freeze that lasted longer than the Cold War, President Barack Obama announced the United States would begin reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. But last week's passing of former Cuba leader Fidel Castro is a reminder that the U.S. embargo that went into effect after he seized power remains in effect for most economic sectors. While renewed trade could have economic payoffs for both countries, the Cuban government also has been especially slow to approve new deals. Amy Guttman reports how, 2 years on, U.S.-Cuban trade still has a long way to go.
- KQED World: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 5:30 PM